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My small AIR Base 1/48 ...

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20 hours ago, Bar Side said:

Hi Philippe.  Long time fan of your build.  Hope it’s still progressing.  I found your thread when I was building my own HAS in 1/48.  Loosely based on RAF Wattisham, it mainly acts as a diorama to show off built aircraft, but it has developed extra concrete pads, a vehicle garage and a taxiway.  All good fun.

 

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Hello bar Side,



Thank you for your compliment ... But your diorama is magnificent ...
I always joined in the division and so we see springing from other realizations ...
It was the purpose ...

 

Cheers

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Hi AV O,

 

Thank's for your answer ...

 

Super sympa d'avoir partagé le lien vers le forum Master194 ...

 

Amicalement,

 

Cheers,

 

PS.

The wall just behind a part of Air Base ... Man at work !

 

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The roof ... all is différent grey ... and only part the sky is blue ... You can see a dog fight of Bitburg's F-15 ... Men at work also ...

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Thank you for your kind words - means a lot coming from a builder like you.  Love that back wall an the space you have.  Mine lives in parts in the garage throughout the winter and only comes outside on sunny days.   Remember the Bitburg eagles at air shows.  Did mine as a Soesterberg CR eagle and a wrong model F-111 dressed as a Lakenheath bird.  

 

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i don’t live far from Lakenheath and we had the Spangdahlem F-16s over a few months back.  Nearer to Mildenhall and it’s c-130s, C-17s and KC-135s though

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Ok ! It is very nice to meet someone having the same view and theme for models.

I work in the Air Force reserve because I am an old man.
For this reason, I can put my Air Base Model in a room of the French Air Force Museum at Mont-de-Marsan Air Base.

(I take a teacher )

 

Cheers

 

Philippe

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Hi once again,

In the future, the same airplanes as yours will be on my display. It is funny but normal according to the  topic.
Where did you find the vehicles we can see on your diorama ? I have never seen such vehicles in 1/48th scale before.

 

Philippe

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My modelling theme s based on the aircraft I used to see around the early 1980s at the USAF and RAF airbases and airshows.  The vehicles are mainly modified kits or die cast - the Follow Me truck below is a 1/43 pick up I found on a market stall for a few pence and resprayed and added the sign.

 

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the ground crew kits are Esci and Hasegawa.  The land rover in the first photo is airfix 1/43 with added RAF decals, and the tanker is a Corgi 1/50 diecast tanker modified & re painted.

 

We used to spend holidays not far from you - just north of Villeneuve sur Lot.

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Ok ... It's a good news !!!

You can go to Mont de Marsan during your Holliday

 

On this picture you can see pick up from MAIsto to 1/46 ...

I make the rear in scratsh  ...

 

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There is a real lack of 1/48 airfield vehicles, for USAF, RAF or anyone else.  Did I see a skunkworks tanker on your build thread?  I would really like an AEC Mamouth tanker but I will have to build my own

 

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Hi,

 

Some electric lightning does give it a realistic touch.

 


I modified the R11 to give the scene a more realistic atmosphere  : the front wheels slightly turned for a dynamic look, the driver's door opened and the refuelling pipe extended.

 

 

 

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Correction ...

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I need some more trolleys and things around - liquid oxygen cart, weapons carts etc - to me they bring the scene to life.  Could do with a 1/48 Chevy step van - Hasegawa do one in 1/72

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I like your engineering hangar Philippe.  I have ride to do something similar when I saw the following picture on a webpage

 

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I actually wondered if it was a model.  It is not - it is the adutch airforce engineering facility at Hoofdorp.  So I wondered if it could be made in to a model.  My attempt is not really complete.  Needs more details and lighting 

 

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I even vent have a Dutch F-16 to pose in it.

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Hello Bar Side,

 

The TWR is not finished ... but a lot of miscellaneous are in progress like EF-4C on a stele ...

 

Thank's for your answer ...

 

Philippe


 
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Just finishing an RF-4C but in Alconbury markings.  Will be driving past what is left of RAF Alconbury next weekend

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